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Subscriber FAQ

What is The Gazette Gives Back?

The Gazette Gives Back is an annual program that provides our subscribers the opportunity to support area non-profits in a meaningful way, at no cost to the subscriber. By November 14th, all subscribers will receive a postcard from us detailing how they can designate their in-kind funds to any one of the participating non-profit organizations. Subscribers will be prompted to go online and elect the non-profit of their choosing. A mail option will be printed in The Gazette on Sundays in November and December for subscribers who do not have internet access. The non-profits will then be granted FREE advertising space in The Gazette throughout the next year, based on the total amount readers have designated to them.

Who will receive the in-kind donation postcard?

All active subscribers will receive the postcard. Those with 5, 6 and 7 day service will receive $50 to designate, weekend and Sunday only will receive $25.

When will I receive my in-kind donation postcard?

Postcards will be mailed the week of November 7th, 2016 and should arrive in homes by November 14th, 2016.

How do I give my in-kind dollars to one of the participating non-profits? 

This process is called 'voting.' Clicking on the 'vote for this non-profit' button underneath your desired non-profit's logo will allocate your in-kind funds to that non-profit.

Can I split my in-kind donation amount between two non-profits?

No, you can only elect one non-profit to receive your entire in-kind donation amount.

Can I change my vote?

Once your vote has been cast you cannot change your vote.

How often can I vote?

The voting portion of The Gazette Gives Back initiative will take place once a year, and all active subscribers will have the opportunity to vote once during that period, each year.

I am not a subscriber, can I take part?

To participate you must be an active Gazette subscriber.

As a reader what can I expect?

Readers will receive their letters in the mail by November 14th, 2016.

Once you have the letter you will go to to designate those funds to your choice of the participating non-profit organizations.

You can check back to this site regularly to reference the leader board to see how your elected non-profit is doing.

I'm a subscriber but did not receive my letter. What should I do?

Please contact customer service to confirm your funds were not already redeemed. They can take the name of the non-profit you would like your funds designated to.

Customer Care can be reached by phone at 800-397-8333 or by email at

Who are the elected non-profit organizations for 2017?

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center

Camp Courageous

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Cedar Valley Humane Society

Crisis Center of Johnson County

Critter Crusaders

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Foundation 2

Gems of Hope

Goodwill of the Heartland

H.D. Youth Center


House of Hope

Jane Boyd Community House


Junior Achievement

March of Dimes

Mission of Hope

Ronald McDonald House

Salvation Army

Tanager Place

Trees Forever

United Way of East Central Iowa

United Way of Johnson County


Willis Dady Homeless Services


Young Parents Network